#137 [Talk-50] Don't Move That Fence 'Til You Know Why It's There
Opened 10 months ago by adamwill. Modified 8 months ago

CfP Submission for Flock 2019 is now open

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    1. Round 1 selection starts on: 1 June 2019
    2. Round 2 selection starts on: 15 June 2019
    3. Final selection starts on: 1 July 2019

= Questions/Requested Information

  1. What is your proposal?

This is a proposal for a 50 minute talk. Note, I gave this talk (a condensed version due to the timeslot) at Devconf.cz 2019 and it was rated one of the ten best talks of the conference. slides, video.

subtitle: The G.K. Chesterton Approach to Software Development

The early-20th century author G.K. Chesterton wrote one of the most insightful things I've ever read about politics, which also happens to apply perfectly to software development. The spirit of it is: changing things is fine, but understand what you're changing before you do it. I will present the full quotation, then dig into how it applies to software development, and some simple tools and techniques you can use to apply this in real life.

  1. Who in addition to the speaker needs to be in the room for this to succeed? This could be the audience you need to reach, other participants in the conversation, or other stakeholders.

People who make software.

  1. Is this a…
  • 50 minutes: Talk
  1. Anything else we need to know?

Nothing much, just a standard talk with a slide deck.

  1. Who are you?
  • Name: Adam Williamson
  • FAS ID: adamwill
  • IRC Nick, if not FAS ID: adamw

Metadata Update from @mattdm:
- Issue assigned to mattdm

8 months ago

Metadata Update from @mattdm:
- Issue marked as blocking: #223
- Issue tagged with: Talk Accepted

8 months ago

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